As a child, I lived on farms in Wales and in Norfolk, so was rarely away from the natural world. However it was only when I retired from full-time work in 2003 that I was able to devote significant time to wildlife and photography. I then worked part-time for the RSPB in my local reserves office for some years and still volunteer in the conservation sector.

Much of my photography is local and although I now travel further afield in the UK and abroad, it is still photographing wildlife in the local area that gives me the greatest thrill. I prefer to be out on my own so try to find quiet places and avoids busy times. I am very lucky to have access to a few private sites and am very grateful to landowners for allowing me to come and go as I please.

I am a keen naturalist but I do not claim to be expert in photography nor natural history. As well as presenting Talks for Camera Clubs and Wildlife Groups, I contribute photographs to the British Trust for Ornithology’s Image Library and my photos have also been used by the RSPB, the Suffolk Ornithology/Bird Group, Suffolk Naturalists’ Society, Colchester Natural History Society and have appeared in local and national newspapers, journals, calendars, Christmas cards and in the Bird Atlas 2007-11. I have also done much photography for a number of books and newsletters about Christchurch Park in Ipswich, including many unrelated to wildlife.